Gamifying Learning with Quizziz (Draft)

posted Mar 11, 2016, 9:08 AM by Miguel Guhlin   [ updated Mar 11, 2016, 9:08 AM ]

Researchers have found that gamifying learning stimulates interest and deep engagement with content. The Pew Research Center found that "interactive online design that plays on people's competitive instincts and often incorporates the use of rewards to drive action -- these include virtual rewards such as points, payments, badges, discounts and free gifts; and status indicators such as friend counts, re-tweets, leaderboards, achievement data, progress bars and the ability to level up." Two tools that facilitate this include Kahoot, and relative newcomer, the free Quizziz.

Quizziz allows you to create multi-player quizzes that work on almost any device. What’s more, you can access others’ Quizziz assessments that can be completed in class or assigned as homework.  with your free account, as well as export results. Teachers create their account, publish the link to the quizziz, then students--working at their own pace--complete the quiz using any Internet-connected mobile device. The more quickly they respond, the more points they gain.

Screenshot 2016-03-07 at 7.26.13 PM.png

Quizziz enlivens the quiz with music and silly “correct” or “incorrect” images drawn from popular media. As the teacher, once the quiz is over, you can access data and analyze reports. The raw results can be exported, as shown in the screenshot above, to Excel format:

Screenshot 2016-03-07 at 7.29.27 PM.png

You can also integrate Quizziz with Google Classroom! Some of the features of Google Classroom integration include the following: 1) Quizziz reports will show the actual names of your students; 2) Student safety is enhanced since they are logging in with their Google accounts; and 3) Facilitate assignment tracking since completion reports are available in Google Classroom.

Three ways to take Quizziz to the next level:

  1. Use Quizziz to facilitate “College Bowl” competition that pits teams against each other.

  2. Have students design quiz content for each other to highlight key content ideas and topics.

  3. Take a team-based approach to quizzes. That approach works like this: Have students take the test, discuss what they got right or wrong, then have them take the quiz as a group. This facilitates higher-order thinking and focus teams on the subject material.

Ready to try Quizziz yourself? Watch this 7-minute video overview.